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Oct 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
that is based on issues or if he has aa slightly different reasoson for preferring preside obama. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> believe it or not, at the election is less than two weeks away and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. . >> this is the first drop on our 48-hour flight around campaign marathon extvaganza. we are going to pull an all- nighter. sleep. >> no question about it, we're seeing morore and more enthusiasm, more and more support. >> the economy grew at an annual rate of 2%. not gre, but better than expected. the final gdp report prior to the election. right here i have a shaky and i will ask each of you to step out on at. if the e election were held tomorrow mark, who would win? >> i should not go out on any limb given my way, but if the election were held tomorrow, barack obama would win, based on the superior effort of the obama campaign at this point turning out early voters. >> evan? >> butobama the whistle of a long way to go. >> nin >> i hate e doing this but obama because of the ground game. >> co
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
>>> good morning, and welcome to a special election edition of "this week." >>> the obama campaign is slipping. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> it's on. the final sprint. >> we'll win this election. we'll finish what we started. >> we're going to bring big changes to get america stronger again. >> the candidates cris cross the battlegrounds. >> we need you, ohio. >> i love colorado! >> to break this deadlock race. the big questions now -- can obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum? how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. top obama adviser stephanie cutter and house speaker newt gingrich for romney. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. george will, austan goolsbee, nicolle wallace, gwen ifill and andrew sullivan. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy, threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lak
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
be available to the candidate. president obama started in nevada. he picked up a big endorsement from new york mayor michael bloomberg. he will be back with bill clinton and musician dave matthews on saturday. >> mitt romney spent his day i wrote -- in roanoke. ending in virginia beach. showing just how important to virginia's to winning the war. >> their schedules are intense. >> you can see why. a policy poll shows president obama leading. with the margin of error and undecided voters, it is a statistical tie. >> we what is at stake in virginia. the team fighting to win the stage again. >> the president ended his campaign in virginia and kicks off this campaign. it is where he takes his wife for ballantine's -- valentine's. you have the city behind me. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> the chant is the same. >> four more years! >> how do you accomplish that? aside from constant visits. we have had 20 since june. dance with the one who brought you, an age old adage. that is women, young voters, and minorities. >> i do not believe we can get far with leaders of that ri
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 11:35pm EDT
-american voters return enforce for barack obama this time? >> we're in the same spot as we were when bush was president. >>> and battleground road trip. the candidates are fighting tooth and nail for these girl scout moms and die hard cheese heads. so, "nightline" co-anchor bill weir hit the road in the swing state of wisconsin. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden, bill weir and tonight, juju chang in new york city, this is fwhl until, november 2nd, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being depl
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
of campaigning. >> president obama and mitt more visits to the swing states. end inoting is about to maryland. it is crunch time for the candidates would just four days calendar until day >> . let's put americans back to work, doing america needs to be done. >> president obama this morning ohio with several camping event scheduled across the state. challenger mitt on keyis also focusing states, first in ohio.sin and then then >> this is an election of great consequence. i think you understand that. clerk thursday new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama. t will have an i impact is not clear. many people aboard cast their ballots thanks to early voting. this race could come down to every last vote. new numbers show this race is as ever among likely voters. new polls in three battleground states have the president on top. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have too. after all we've been through together, we cannot give up now. >> we will win on november 6. maryland code the governor decided executive order to help tampering by hurricane
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> president and obama -- president obama and mitt romney making a final push. president obama focused his closing argument on bringing about change while mitt romney countered that argument. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have, too. after all we have been through together we cannot give up now. >> america finally needs real change. as promised, we are going to give it to the american people. >> michael bloomberg endorsed president obama, saying hurricane sandy reshape his thinking and that the president will take action on climate change. if the commander-in-chief will visit virginia on saturday. a closing case to voters in swing states. dave matthews will be at the event. >> and bruce springsteen introducing president obama on monday as he kicks off the last day of his campaign in madison wisconsin. the men traveled together to columbus, ohio. they will meet up with jay-z for another event. president obama will return to his home city of chicago, where he will be on election day. >> can we get jay-z and bruce springsteen to do something together? >> tha
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
gas trucks? why can't we get gas trucks down the block? >> president obama toured some of the damage with governor christy. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me. i can't thank him enough m. >> what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> and then there is halloween. many towns decided to postpone it but some were not deterred. on long island, super heroes and cats were out and in new york city, even with the power out, trick or treaters took to the streets. >> in this part of lower manhattan, the lights are on for the first time since sandy struck. all three major airports will be back online. >> thanks so much. people in our area cleaning up as well from hurricane sandy, continuing that process. trick or treaters walked past falling trees and crews fixing power lines. people concerned about flooding have been keeping an eye on the potomac river. >> it being halloween night, you want to see the sights and all the kids in their costumes but coming down
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
candidates hoped numbers will help fuel their campaign. one day before campaign, theident obama touted as progress. e rose 2/7oyment rat to 9%. why mitt romney called report a sad reminder of the at a virtual standstill. abc 7 is your election station. for instant update you can log wjla.com. >> coming up, an election story see.ters need to separating facts from fiction when it comes to question. >> we are keeping a close eye on the dropping temperatures. man is dead after police say man andked a washington. 74-year-old william turner said grandson attack him. jump on him and began his face and his neck. police say the officer attacked and they fired once. coming to doy was if he had thee weapon. >> he said his grandson was normally mild-mannered it. was acting grandson strange and he did not know what was wrong with him. >> there are four days before election day. >> we will tell you where endured long lines coming up. is, no -- no, yes. the signs and commercials are everywhere. coming up, the real numbers when to question 7. , partly cloudy. to question 7. , pa[ minto ] you know, those
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 12:00pm EDT
heating up the campaign trail. obama now says he will return to campaigning tomorrow in wisconsin, nevada, and colorado. already back to try voters.ver a rally just wrapping up in tampa with jeb bush and marco rubio. vice president joe biden will in floridaearance while madeleine albright makes campaign stops on the president's behalf today in virginia. coming up on abc 7 news at after 18,000 flights were storm,d because of the idea whening an will finallyelers get home. >> pipe bombs on least on a northern kaduna community. what police are saying. -- a northern virginia community. traffic snarled and sandy turns deadly. traffic snarled and sandy turn[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we j
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
hurricane sandy. >> close the final stretch. see what president obama and mitt romney are campaigning before and the election. -- where. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's friday, november 2. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras with our forecast. >> good morning. a chilly start. that willll be the rule the next couple days. 43 degrees is where we are starting out at reagan national with pretty light wind, so we are not dealing with multiple wind chills. cold temperatures 32 in oakwood, virginia, 32 in stafford 33 in mchenry maryland, and 35 in chantilly -- 32 in elkwood. there could be a sprinkle or snow flurry later this morning. otherwise dry. high temperature of about 10 degrees below average. we should reach about 55 by 5:00. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. >> not bad for this friday morning. here we are at the dulles interchange, 28. route 28 is a little east of dulles airport, looking prett
ABC
Nov 3, 2012 11:30pm EDT
ought to kp on the track that we are on. presprent obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting day in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republin or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and before you know it, i'm 58 years old. time went by very fast. it goes by too, too fast. ♪ but i would do it again in a heartbeat. [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the presidential candidates weekend, flying from battleground states, including virginia. just three days away from election day and a final push, obama it is enlisting a former president and a music star. scott thuman joi
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 9:30am EDT
h had already made a wager tchallelenge barack obama his college transnscriptsts. oand on about why he supports mitt romney. dad letttterman sang, a look at your neckties. made in china. >> mitt romney comes down hard intellectual property theft you try toot like if hold them accountable, there is reversal and 2 i instantly sing up from t process. >>e need to get a break and t to hear whi y would think about obama. it will bring in our full rounud table. stay w with . discuss inlot to this campaign. i gott when my internet here was faster thanmy at my office. [ man ] i got it when i upload a gigabyte of photos. i literally wanted to say "did you see that?" [ male announcer ] when people switch from cable to verizon fios, there comes a ment when they get it. the difference 100% fiber optics makes. when i saw that picture, i really got it. i can enjoy the gamee betr at home than going to the stadium. i got it when our apartment became the apartment. [ male announcer ] there's never been a better time to get it. get our best price online guaranteed for a year wwith no annual contract.
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
was seen in obama's column. but romney is up three according to a rasmussen paul. and both teams have fought incredibly hard over d six electoral votes. perhaps an indicator that even the smallest trophy cannot be passed up. of course, va. -- it has been 24 hours since we have seen the candidates. don't worry. the president, with bill clinton and musician dave matthews, will be in virginia and monday will cap off his campaign here with a rally at george mason university. >> ok, scott. thank you. we will follow the candidates on their final stop in battleground va., and you can join us on election night for up-to-the-minute results and also on wjla.com. leon? >> the serial attacker in fairfax county has struck again. here is a sketch of the man that is believed to have groped at least nine different women. >> the latest attack occurred just behind me at that very busy bus stop here in springfield. 6 of the attacks have occurred within just a few blocks of where i am standing. tonight, one of the relatives of the latest attempt speaks out. >> she is very scared. she is very scared.
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
already flowing the presidential race offcourse. president obama stopped campaigning today to meet with fema. mitt romney had to cancel rallies in the state of maryland a short time ago, calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and look at this tonight. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political
ABC
Oct 27, 2012 12:00am EDT
now, it's mitt romney. as of now. >> jimmy: as of now. as of now. she hits a car with a obama bumper sticker, that could change. gave an endorsement while doing an endorsement. i don't know if that's ever been done before. somebody looked into it as of friday morning lindsay lohan was not registered to vote. but incredibly, still registered to drive. her publicist told "today" she's in the process of registering to vote. she sent in the paperwork. i don't see that happening. could you imagine lindsay lohan waking up early own november 6th and waiting in line at a high school to vote? maybe if she was already passed out in the bushes at the high school -- maybe. but even then, i don't -- [ applause ] a new abc news and "the washington post" poll asked voters some very strange questions. about the candidates. among other things they asked voters which candidate they would trust more to babysit their children. 49% of voters said they would rather leave their kids with obama. 36% chose romney and the rest were just like, why are you asking me this? i would probably, if i had to pi
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> the latest headlines from the of sandy. president obama headed to new visit some ofo the areas which have been devastated by the storm. >> he will be during those areas jersey governor chris christie, however, the president city.ot visit new york mayor bloomberg is ok with that. blumberg said he spoke with the president and his team of staff tuesday and the city would but first thehem city officials have a lot of things to do. is blamed for 50 nearly 70the u.s. and more and caribbean. the storm left 8 million customers without power nationwide. working around the clock thery to restore power to customersousands of in the d.c. region. they are making progress. numbersok at the latest -- most of those outages are in anne arundel county. power outages could make the tricky forittle headed back to school this morning and people get to work. out another school closed, in howard bowman bridge. those at the top of the screen. brianne carter has more. morning. prince george's county schools announcement yesterday schools would be open but that the appeal -- but xl academy -- excel acad
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... api approve this message. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadersp -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a repubblican or a democra. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. is in the storm's direct path. atlantic city could get the of sandy's wrath. how are things looking at this hour? upe wind, rain has picked the past hour, conditions have deteriorated sharply. hurricane sandy has strengthened and picked up speed. to make land fall early this evening near city, new jersey. >> this is a serious storm. >> in nearly 12 foot storm surge york city. in new residents are bracing for more flooding and more power outages. >> they are talking about surges that we have not seen before. there is nothing at
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 6:00am EDT
. president obama signed a disaster declarations for new york, clearing for federal aid. >> i want every agency to lean forward and make sure we're where they resources are needed as quickly as possible. >> and is moving northwest with the bring flooding and weather to the mountains. this neighborhood is in darkness, but some power has been restored. more than 6 million people remain without power. the utility companies say that take a week or more. we are live in hoboken, new jersey. back to you. >> thank you. let's get a look at our forecast in the d.c. region. jeras? >> good morning. we are still feeling the impact of standing here. we have some folks without power. at the satellite and radar picture. shows most of the moister area, but the our cloud cover will linger. headlines today, mostly cloudy once again. coolertrees are much cooler temperature continue well through into next week. river flooding remains a concern. in withcheck meteorologist adam caskey later on that on for more the potomac river. it's 43 at reagan national. some 30 is off to the west. 39 in winchester, 40
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 11:00pm EDT
with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. we endure the wrath of sandy and areas to the north are a delusion of flooding and damage. it is causing big problems for everyone involved. >> pamela brown is monitoring rain, the wind, and the snow. >> the damage is widespread. an estimated 50 million people are getting a strong wind and snow in some areas. >> it collides with an early winter storm. a little bit of everything up the east coast. from choppy waves at punishing wind, it will eventually rein in connecticut, new jersey, new york. andhis is a serious storm have fataltentially consequences if people had not acted quickly. >> evacuation is no longer possible. this has become particularly problematic in atlantic city. >> grand central station empty. buildingcity, the collapsed leaving the apartment exposed. look at this dangling in the wind. this 260 miles above shows the sizescope of the massive magnitude. madee first half -- path today. >> record storm surge expected stop -- ex
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
of the state. he will visit a shelter in oakland, maryland. >> president obama got a firsthand look at destruction and new jersey. entire neighborhoods washed away. on wednesday a gas main broke sparking several fires. the president told victims the government was there for them and he would not tolerate any red tape. >> i can promise you the federal government will be working as closely as possible with local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> in new york there are some signs of progress. parts of the subway is running today. amtrak will star running trains in and out of new york on friday. >> on tuesday cynthia lopez was working with a tree removal company when the huge tree fell right on top of her. -- a tree fell right on top of him. >> i think he has children. >> there appears to be an accident the health and occupational safety department is reviewing the incident. sandy is responsible for 74 deaths nationwide. nobody in d.c. has been killed so far. >> coming up, a worry for those who work >> welcome back. it is 4:07 ran out. >> it is 46 degrees. a little wa
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
is staten island. look at all those boats. >>> five days to go. barack obama and mitt romney dash back to the trail, as the clock ticks to election day. this morning, our bottom line on each side's path to victory. the last-minute moves. and this little girl's emotional plea going viral. >> i'm tired of barack obama and mitt romney. >>> and jaws-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. n
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
voting in maryland has today andlled for made up on friday. obama canceled his campaign in florida. he opted to return to the white he isthis morning where conditions andm is prepping for an appearance tomorrow in green bay. he and president clinton will attend the events together. mayor ron is going forward with the events in ohio and iowa today -- mr. romney is going the events in ohio iowa today. they are collecting supplies for in virginia and a being used for efforts. on the hurricane that there is other news we need to update you on. an investigation in falls church found in ay was burned home at 4:00 a.m.. the flames were so intense that -- that a nearby home was also damaged. coming up next, we'll continue coverage of hurricane sandy. wwill check in with their crews on the roads and beaches and jacqui jeras will have the on the storm track. at 395.a look on the storm track. at [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. si looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he t
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
obama have canceled events in virginia. one big impact right now. also, it's going to effect their effort to get out the vote. didn't have much effect on early voting in florida yesterday. it could complicate it in virginia and ohio. two other key states that will impacted. then finally, is this storm as bad as it seems to be right now, it could block out the closing arguments of these candidates. in the last nine days. >> in some ways this is the real october surprise. i wonder, if you're the president how do you manage campaigning, because his job is truly on the line here with governing and imagine perhaps a large disaster. >> you show that you're in touch. the president was already talking to the federal emergency management agency. he's returning to the white house tomorrow afternoon, as i said, cancelling some events. the biggest problem for the president right now, if he makes any mishandling of this storm could affect the final days of this race. more than any other factor. >> in nonweather news, a bit of surprise, "the des moines register," the largest newspaper in the swi
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> president obama is back in ohio would several campaign events scheduled across the state. mitt romney is also focusing on key battleground states, first in wisconsin, then he will be in ohio this is an election of great consequence and i think you understand that. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama but whether it will have an impact is not clear. many people have cast their ballots thanks to early voting. this race could come down to every last of those. this rate -- this race is as tight as ever but new polls in three key battleground states have the president on top. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have, too. after all we have been through together, we sure as heck can i give up now. >> the president is campaigning in bristol va. tomorrow. mitt romney will spend time in virginia as well. we invite you to tell us about any problems or issues that might pop up in polling places across the area. you can submit details online at wjla.com. >> 41 degrees on this friday and still ahead, we are catching up with adam caskey
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
going to be affected. >> reporter: but ontime in washington, d.c., president obama breakingng off from the camptook up the mantle of offense once again to urge americans to heed all the ominous warnings. >> the most important message that i have for the public righ you need to evacuate. do not don't pause, don'tstion the instructions given. >> reporter: by spawned snowstorms in west vivirginia and flood warnings a far west as chicago. and tonight, ass we see the massive impact all along the east coast the sheer scale of the e storm is staggering, almo 3.7 million people are without power. more than 1.5 million ee vavace. 14,000 flight cancelations across the country. and from space tonight, the gigantic storm seems to have earned its halloween moniker, frankenstorm. from l land tonight, the moon peeked through the clouds at the eye of the storm. that was a while ago. there is no question the storm is roaring back and while hundreds of thousands of people did evacuate a lot of people stayed, especially here in cape may. this is a seafaring town. theyey're tough, they've seen a lot
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> the saturated grounds and recipe for thea trees going down. in northwest washington we at one giant tree that topple over. in the 5200 block, right between the intersection between connecticut and military road, is the scene we have. do want to point out that this exception, not the norm, for this neighborhood. one massive tree fell between damage tos, causing the homes here, with much to the damage neighboring house. the house on the left got clipped. is a look at the video that t earlier today from a angle, a different aspect. ,roofat the sides of the falling with this large tree. it, iried to bear hug get my arms halfway around. the ground this saturated, right in. once the ground is saturated, it e much to topple these trees. unfortunately, this tree was a victim. the upper level looks like it was hit. groundas bricks on the there were breaks on the like annd it smelled the roof exposed. the chimneys of both of these e lying in their front yards. the latest situat
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'llo. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> this was the seed in ocean yesterday as the waves the boardwalk, staking out brad bell -- this yesterday. >> some of the beach may have moved by now. klutzy had to bring back that video? >> you had to bring that back? it's very cold today. you are right. the beaches still here. of it did move over to the boardwalk. it made a san the mess. as for the other damage, we can you the video -- it made a sandy beach. at the inlet, it goes way out the ocean. furthernot go back anymore. busyity has been very cleaning that up today. there was a restaurant damage as well. they took a lot of water and sand. flooding onlot of the bayside. d water the trailers ha not quite to the floor. of thee to one councilmen and they feel like of dodged a bullet. the >> day fare very well. that the town crews are -- >> they fared well. we will get back online quickly. outages are spotty. you can see the street lights me are not lit, but three four blocks down there
ABC
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> governor chris christie personally thank president obama for his help. they met with concerned lost their homes. nucleus remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. -- new jersey remains very much in a state of emergency tonight. at last check, to all people killed in the state. two million remain without power. vice president joe biden made some political waves. --, dangerous and attackers attacks, and now for president is again, less than a the election. mitt romney was joined by senator marco rubio at his rally at the university of miami. he showed u.s. -- praised fema playing a key role. vice president joe biden was in sarasota, and he is making some headlines for comments he made in a restaurant. he joked with him and about for president in 2016. followed a political rally ad ofhe slammed the gop the auto industry as dishonest. campaign declined to comment. a major donation from actor pitt. a supporter of same-sex marriage agreed to match the human-n campaign of up to $100,000. supports the initiatives in states, including questions 6 in maryland. the actor says it is un
ABC
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> good morning, america. and happening now, a new storm threat for the east coast next week, as temperatures plunge to near-freezing in the disaster zone. desperation growing. no heat, no power, sending these people into dumpsters for food in downtown new york. >>> running on empty. the massive gas shortage reaches a new crisis point, as fistfights erupt and guns are pulled at the pump. >> i have no power at home. i can't get gas. and i'm waiting over three hours. what's wrong with this country? >> fuel running out for ambulances and police. >>> mystery winner. the mom who scored the $23 million golden ticket and didn't know it until her daughter spotted her picture on tv. where she found the ticket at the very last minute. ♪ let's hear it for new jersey >>> the stars rise up for sandy survivors. emotional tributes by country stars last night at the cmas. and heart wrenching moments on stage from the boss. his message for all
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Nov 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford fo more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> we're in the williamsburg area of brooklyn, and this is the black and white gallery. inside is something that the locals call art. let's take a look. this is shchantal martin and sh drew all over the walls here. >> thanks for coming down. >> jimmy: thanks for having us. you have a heavy brooklyn accent. >> i know, people keep telling me, what part are you from? and i say, london. i started there and did the line all throughout the gallery. big movement. it's drawing very intuitively, very spontaneously. >> jimmy: the key is a pen. >> the key is the pen. >> jimmy: you can't do this without a pen. >> no. >> jimmy: so, this is spray paint. >> this is outside section. this is my first big piece with spray paint. >> jimmy: so, there's no wall left. what are you working on now? >> well, i filled up all the walls so now i'm working on something pretty exciting. let me show you that.
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Oct 31, 2012 12:00am EDT
were president? >> reporter: psident obama stayed in washington to visit red cross, attend briefings with governors and utility ceos. >> i think he's handled it well. >> reporter: compassionate or calculated, depending on who called into the radio show in youngstown, ohio. >> where was it when it happened in ben gaza and i and he flew t snas he learned his lesson. >> reporter: a vital corner of a vial state withh 28 visits from romney this year, 19 from obama. >> president obama wasn't able to come as planned because of the storm. >> reporter: do you think that hurts his cause in ohio? >> absolutely not. i think more people respect him for doing what what the president is supposed to do. >> reporter: the drizzle wasn't enough to keem elaine from going door to door on obama's behalf tonight. >> hi, how are you? >> reporter: hello. a few miles away brothers and roger did the same for romney. >> i don't think personally that after four years of watatching this president that it should change anybobody's mind in four days on four years of failure. >> ver difficult. >> reporter: here's on
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Oct 31, 2012 2:35am EDT
bucks for president obama. >> i really wanted to send a message of the influence and ower we have in this community. >> that's why she hosted a fundraising luncheon for the irst lady at the calabasas state. $2:00 raised? >> over. >> how was it to have the secret service sweep your house. >> got to be a little weird. not a bad thing. they helped me find some items i've been looking for for a long time. > like what? > you know, they're in every orner of your house. > speaking of politics she poke to mario lopez and said she'd like will play him in a movie. >> that would d be great. >> will would love that. >> mrs. smith bringing some olitical star power to cracking s prop 35, down on human trafficking in the sex trade. >> there was willow who brought this issue to me, that my 1ear-old daughter realized he statistics and the reality, as a mother i felt like i have o do this. > activist, mom and wife, jada nd will celebrate their 15th nniversary this new year's eveve. re you going to celebrate? > of course. not a big party. think we've gotten past hat. his is when we celebrate and nterna
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
an hour on a conference call with president obama, 10 governors, and other mayors. >> he indicated he is prepared to make sure they cut through all the red tape so that federal assistance if needed will be made immediately available. if people have any difficulty getting through the federal apparatus to call them directly ourselves. >> the city is getting back to normal in the schools and the government will make it back on tomorrow. they are restoring power but for one family that will not solve their problems. >> this is the hole where the tree came from. this is what is left from the tree and that is their home there. power was restored in this neighborhood just about an hour ago. the mayor has praised the power crews and the sea saying we should do something to help new york since they have been devastated in he will do whatever they think we should need to do to help. live from northwest washington, sam ford abc 7 news. >> sandy has moved inland. up and down the east coast, the storm left a lot of decimation. >> what is next for us? we turn to doug hill for the latest. what's
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Oct 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> good morning. i meteorologist jacqui jeras. we are continuing to track what is left of sandy, now moving across central pennsylvania. that's where the center of circulation is. still have a widespread impact from the storm to deal with through the morning. the good news is the worst is over. we will see improving conditions through the rest of the day. we still have heightened concern about some of the rain we have been receiving and flooding rivers and streams. that will be issued through a good part of the week. we have record rainfall from 5.5 inches at bwi 4.2 at dulles and 3.8 at reagan national. that was just yesterday, not to mention the rainfall we have been getting through the nighttime. many of us seeing well over four inches of rain. a very heavy band right now on the eastern beltway and baltimore down to annapolis and dunkirk and la plata. that will put down a half-inch with that steady band. take a look at what's going on off to our west. snow in the higher elevations. the blizzard warni
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Oct 31, 2012 11:35pm EDT
-ravaged coast, the new threat of fires and explosions. president obama flying in today to survey the damage, as rescue teams go house to house to search for the 20,000 still stranded in this new jersey town. >>> crisis in new york. nearly half the city without power. at least two dozen dead, as the biggest hospitals fight to stay up and running. forced to evacuate the sickest patients down dark flights of stairs. >>> and, the aftermath. our team travels to the outer edges of the storm's fury, to towns demolished by a giant wall of water, where people were rescued from rooftops and sandy's misery stretches on. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with bill weir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, and terry moran in tom's river, new jersey, this is a special edition of "nightline," the perfect storm. october 31st, 2012. >> good evening, i'm terry moran and i'm in tom's river, new jersey, one of the hard-hit communities on the water in this state. the water that superstorm andy hurled against the atlantic seaboard from maryland, all the way up to new york city and bey
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Oct 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
jersey shore. about 30 million customers remain without power tonight. president obama will travel to new jersey for a look at the devastation himself. he has already declared that state a federal disaster area. >> let's get to the big screen in our area after dozens of trees have come crashing down into area homes and yards. but for one local homeowner whose home has suffered some sears damage, his restlessness and his -- some serious damage to his restlessness and his appetite may have saved his life. >> take a look here behind me. these are some cut pieces from the massive tree that came crashing down into the roof of this man's house, specifically his bedroom. as you can imagine thankfully, he was not inside. >> i will turn on the like for you, but that would be a luxury. >> still dark and wet. his home is unrecognizable. >> on the wall, part of a minor damage. >> this is the master bedroom. >> his dresser is in pieces. you can see the darkening skies through what was once his ceiling. >> this is a brand going to the floor below. >> his bed is still nicely made from the night belo
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Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
and down the coast this morning. >>> weekend whirlwind. with sandy bearing down, president obama and mitt romney are going through battleground states for every vote. how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker convinced 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this band went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there for the big night, exclusively for the payoff. >>> you learn something new every morning on this broadcast. i had no idea that ron claiborne was a big billy idol fan. >> i am, indeed. and justin bieber fan. >> good morning, everybody. we want to get straight to the big story this morning. that superstorm. abc's meteorologist, ginger zee, is in florida, tracking what could be a once-in-a-lifetime event. >> sand
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Oct 29, 2012 2:30am EDT
forcing a change of plans in the president sham campaign. president obama returned to the house. he has canceled an appearance in youngstown, ohio. president clinton and vice president biden will speak there. the president will not. mitt romney had to scrap campaign plans yesterday in the state of virginia. you can imagine this is just a distraction. neither one of the fellows wanted coming right in the last full week of campaigning. the timing couldn't have been worse. >> mitt romney take it as an opportunity to express that fema and this should be a state issue not necessarily a federal run issue that the state should have. supremacy over that. >> right. >> definitely like you said, a distraction that they, that they -- what are we talking politics? and binders? >> the president's day job. he has to go do that for a few days. >> of course going to be following the latest on hurricane sandy throughout the morning. make sure you stay with abc news, both onisha^ and online for complete coverage of the storm. >>> most of of will remember this day for the hurricane and whatever it may
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Oct 29, 2012 6:00am EDT
president's selection and both candidates are dealing with the impact of hurricane sandy. president obama is returning to the white house after an event in florida. he a plan to campaign in virginia and colorado and mitt romney is campaigning and canceled appearances over the weekend in virginia. this storm is really affecting everyone. >> let's check in with jacqui jeras and find out exactly how the storm will affect us. >> it will affect us in two big ways and that is the wind and the bloods. people want to know what kind of impact it could have on the election. also helena's on wednesday. -- also halloween is on wednesday. let's cross our fingers and the kids are out of school today. you can stay home and stay safe. the storm has intensified and it is about 400 miles away from washington, d.c. we still have a long duration before this thing is out of here. it is just getting started at this time. we are expecting landfall and the worst impact to come in the overnight hours tonight into early tomorrow morning. it will hook up to the north and head toward the eastern great lakes and the can
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Nov 2, 2012 12:00am EDT
was supporting ron paul to be quite honest, but it's -- you know, i'll probably vote for obama. i don't care whether your republican or democrat. when you get down at this level, you know, you're american and you are going to look out for your friends. ♪ >> thanks to bill weir there. and thank you for watching abc news. hope you check in for "good morning america". they'll have the latest on sandy's aftermath. we're always online, abcnews.com. jimmy kimmel is next. see you tomorrow. >>> up next on an all-new "jimmy kimmel live" from brooklyn. jon stewart and stephen colbert. >> did you guys know that stephen and i met on j-date? did you know? >> cousin sal's halloween in brooklyn. >> yeah, you did it! all right! open your bag. there you go. >> and music from the avett brothers with the brooklyn philharmonic. an all-new "jimmy kimmel live" philharmonic. an a[ minto ] you know,l live" those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion sh
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Nov 4, 2012 9:30am EST
were given an award in 2010 from the obama administration which was given to 60 ban in the couountry out of 8000. it is an exaxample of the kind of business we operate. we serve mom and pop businesses, growing businesses, and provide a terrific service. >>we h had a view that small banks were at a competitive disadvantage. i think s small community bananks arthe heart and soul of this country them that we allow them to pool their resources so they can share aspects to leverage scale and compete with lararger institutions. >> your friends say you have had other unique business opportunities. they say you decided to go in a different direction and run for congress. if you win, you will be a junior memember of congress. >> i think i can make a fference. creating over 2000 jobs and help over 5000 small businesses in the country. the private sesector create the jobs in this country but there is a clear role for government in making certain invements that we need for the private sector to thrive. can make a huge difference in our country. >> scoe bartlett is someone who works with both par
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Oct 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
protective measures and also debris removal. over the weekend president obama declared states of emergency in d.c. and in maryland. 4:21 right now, 41 degrees on this tuesday morning. >> we got so much more still to come on washington. we'll check back with jacqui and jamie and get updates on the weather and traffic. here's a live look outside right now. looks like this is pretty clear. this is exactly what we want to >> and good morning washington. i'm jacqui jury is. still wet weather, and we'll still see lingering impacts, especially through this morning. as you take a look at the satellite picture, you can see sandy making landfall over the southern new jersey shore. that was about 8:00 last night, and it's weakened since that time, but still packing a bit of a punch. the center of circulation is right around central park, pennsylvania into this area. so our rain is coming at us from the opposite direction for today as opposed to coming in from the east like it was yesterday. our amounts are going to be a little bit lesser. we still have some wind to deal with. that high wind warning w
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Oct 27, 2012 11:30pm EDT
moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadersp -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. athat's what the plan georged allen supports... i'm mitt romney, would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign committee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. isve and in hd, thi breaking news. >> we want italia's
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Nov 4, 2012 9:00am EST
? jeep jobs in china flap. >> obama took gm and chrysler bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who will s in china. >> it is an outrageous lie. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.icap.org-- >> we thought this was going to special preelection broadcast. that all weking have to do his handicap the election. sandy.ong came hurricane politics, all wiseman told never that you can around ththe corner. then't want to minimize tragic human dimensions of this aftermath, butt is a politil program d the election is next tuesday, so here goes. new jersey gov. chris christie prior to the storm. let's give you the plane ride back to chicago ththat you have earned. i cannot thank the president and compassion for the state.of our >> he has putis heart and soul that the people jersebounce back .tronger than before >> for the past feways, voters president hugging looking, well, presidential during a time of .risis election practically on doorstep, how will the and its of sandy mark?ath play out, >>>> good for president obama i. the time of disaster, the only electe officials who ha
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
, president obama and mitt romney look for every last vote in the battleground states. we'll tell you their last-minute strategies. >>> and jackpot. what to do with 20 million bucks in lottery winnings you didn't know you had. >> it's getting crazier. and i can't stop crying. >> wait until you see her reaction when she realized she was sitting on a fortune. >>> good morning, everybody. so great to be back with you and with the entire team here after a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and relief is arriving for the people on staten island. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers are waiting for something to eat. for many, it's the first hot meal they've had in days. new jersey is hard-hit, as well. with only half of the gas stations in new
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Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
right now. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learn president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow. but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new jersey, look like tonight completely submerged. you'll see cars that tried to get out but just could not. in this neighborhood alone more than 400 stranded people were rescued today. rescuers made their way through flooded streets today picking up stranded families. >> want to come out? >> reporter: and the boats bringing people to where they could be trucked to safety. whole families huddled together in the backs of trucks. >> able to go on the second floor, but power is down. water is almost gone. we have a baby and elderly person. >> baby, baby here. >> reporter: the frantic rescue operation began around midnight last night after sandy's storm surge swamped new jersey. >> happened so fast, within 15 minutes we had 10 feet of water. >> reporter: stunned residents like vincent grabbed whatever they could as the waters rose. >> heartbreak. and then this -- you
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Oct 30, 2012 2:35am EDT
concert. >> i don't care who you vote for as long as it't's obama. >> the material girl drawing big boos and concert goer walkouts caught on youtube. madonna not backing down and responding with a message for the angry crowd. before carrying on with the show. did jennifer aniston get the first look at drew barrymorore's new baby girl, olive? yes, she did.. drew making her first public appearance since giving birth. she and hubby, will, showing jen and justin theroux iphone pics while partying with cameron diaz and salma hayek. >> you can feel it in the air, it's electrifying. >> jen knows how to make friends with the flash bulbs, that dress, that ring, showing off her half million dollar sparklers. kim k going blonde, on rumor control about her giant ring. it's not an engagement ring. >> it's just a fun piece of jewelry. >> kim k and her second annual halloween bash in new york city, decked out in her mermaid costume. kanye, a captain's costume and that do a $2,000 wig. >> that's itor tonight's "extra" from here in new york. mario i'm getting pelted in the face by rain. i will have
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Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
obama and mitt romney are having to cancel events in some battleground states in the path of the storm. >> turn the channel and you see the president on mtv and "inside edition," the comedy shows, the first lady on "kimmel." not just tv. a campaign event with katy perry. >> she is a wonderful young lady. >> an interview with rolling stone and us weekly. the president is going hit and young. he is ahead with nearly 2/3 of those voters, but he needs them to turn out. >> this requires change. >> ♪ >> the governor leaves among white men -- leads among white men and most national polls. the president has a slight lead in many of the battle ground states. that has left both campaigns feeling confident they have the voters and ground game to bring home a victory. >> somebody will be wrong on november 7. very different assumptions the campaigns have about those who will turn out to vote. >> how close is it customer if they are searching for undecided voters anyway they can. -- how close is it? they are searching for undecided voters in any way they can. it is not clear if sandy could b
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
obama is back in campaign mode. mitt romney was in virginia. >> i was going to surprise you. we're here at the obama field offices on columbia. lots of volunteers making phone calls and look who is here calling motors. charlie got a surprise fong call from none other than former secretary of state madeleine albright. this is part of the get-out-the- vote effort that you are saying across virginia as obama and romney both candidates wanting to win here in battleground virginia. today, mitt romney spent his day focused on virginia with stops in three areas. our chant is this, five more days. little time left, the campaign trail has been tricky. both canceled events because of the storm. today, both men were back in campaign mode. >> the consequence of what this election means -- we can't lose, we need you for agenda, we have to take back america. >> making the point he is still commander-in-chief, he wore his air force one jacket today for stops in several states. >> we will win wisconsin again and we will win this election and we will renew the bonds and reaffirm what makes the u.s. the
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
take you inside the end game, the obama campaign, their secret to get out the vote here in ohio. the romney campaign, how they're lasering in on the few undecideds left. we're with them for the final pitch. >>> plus, george stephanopoulos with the bottom line on the path to victory for both sides. uni vision's jorge ramos and the hispanic vote. plus, the new poll, who is ahead? >>> the worst nightmare for millions of americans who were in hurricane sandy's path. tonight, another storm. and bitterly cold temperatures. mrmg ginger zee with the storm track, as we ask, what about electricity? and now word of free gas. >>> a day of heartbreak at an american zhoo. a little boy falls into an animal pit. >>> and, who will win? the one question we haven't been asking. but does it hold the biggest clue yet to election night? who do you think is going to win? >>> and good evening tonight from cleveland, ohio. and we're here tonight because both campaigns are counting on ohio and its 18 electoral votes on election night. the president needs ohio to hold onto his midwestern fire wall. romney need
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